Martial Boggio-Pasqua

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Fluorescent proteins have been widely used as genetically encodable fusion tags for biological imaging. Recently, a new class of fluorescent proteins was discovered that can be reversibly light-switched between a fluorescent and a non-fluorescent state. Such proteins can not only provide nanoscale resolution in far-field fluorescence optical microscopy much(More)
We have performed excited-state dynamics simulations of a Photoactive Yellow Protein chromophore analogue in water. The results of the simulations demonstrate that in water the chromophore predominantly undergoes single-bond photoisomerization, rather than double-bond photoisomerization. Despite opposite charge distributions in the chromophore,(More)
Unravelling the main initial dynamics responsible for chiral recognition is a key step in the understanding of many biological processes. However, this challenging task requires a sensitive enantiospecific probe to investigate molecular dynamics on their natural femtosecond time scale. Here we show that, in the gas phase, the ultrafast relaxation dynamics(More)
We have performed ab initio CASSCF, CASPT2, and EOM-CCSD calculations on doubly deprotonated p-coumaric acid (pCA(2-)), the chromophore precursor of the photoactive yellow protein. The results of the calculations demonstrate that pCA(2-) can undergo only photoisomerization of the double bond. In contrast, the chromophore derivative with the acid replaced by(More)
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